This story brings “dog whistle politics” to a whole new level! “Dog whistle politics” is briefly described as, a political message using a coded “language that appears to mean one thing to the public but has an additional, different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup. The phrase is often used as a pejorative because of the inherently deceptive nature of the practice and because the dog-whistle messages are frequently distasteful to the general populace. The analogy is to a dog whistle, whose high-frequency whistle is heard by dogs but inaudible to humans” as per Wikipedia.
A little background first, let’s rewind to a couple of days after Valentine’s Day last year. It was the heat of the primaries…and Hillary was stumping at a rally in Reno, Nevada where she barked like a dog! What happens in Vegas – should have stayed in Vegas. Because we know now, what the coded message was that Hillary was barking! See Video Below!
Now that we have seen Hillary in action employing “dog whistle politics” let the story begin!
In sunny Florida, at an art show last week, an artist from the Orlando area named, Scott Scheidly, shipped two of his paintings for the exhibit to Miami in the same crate. The crate contained, a portrait of Hillary and a portrait of The Donald. Around 8 a.m. a security check was performed with…. you guessed it…security dogs! “The Trump portrait had been removed from the crate before the security check, as reported by Fox 32.
“When the two security dogs reacted to a suspicious crate before an art show opening, Miami police officers briefly shut down the area to investigate the possible threat. But when they opened up the crate Saturday morning, officers found something else instead: a portrait of Hillary Clinton in a studded jacket and shaggy pink haircut ” as reported by Miami (AP).
See a photo of the painting below from Scott Scheidly’s twitter that made the dogs go on high alert!
— Scott Scheidly (@FLOUNDERart) December 9, 2017
It’s unclear exactly what Hillary was communicating to the dogs but whatever it was, clearly, they understood her, unlike half of America!
Apparently, she was on the wrong frequency because she called the real dogs to her portrait and oddly, failed to communicate her message to the American people, as evidenced by her landslide loss in the electoral college!
It was also reported by the Miami Herald, that the “police officers ran the 16 inch by 20 inch acrylic-on-wood artwork through an X-ray machine, which turned up no suspicious material.” Well, thank goodness for our officers in blue and our canine heroes in fur. It was confirmed that any potential nefarious activity had been thwarted with Hillary’s presence! All was safe! The Art show would continue!
So what happened to the other art piece of The Donald? The dogs didn’t bark at it. Is it because it’s true that dog’s really are man’s best friend? Especially if your name is President Donald J Trump? Rather than using “dog whistle politics” he simply spoke to the American people in a straight forward, honest way… and American’s listened. And…so did the dogs. Watch the video below as President Trump is on television during a primary debate and the dogs watching TV heard him. And the dog’s heeded his command to ‘sit down’!
And what did the portrait of The Donald look like? Well, here it is straight from the artist’s facebook page!
Did this story make you laugh a bit? If it did, drop a note in comments and give a shout out to our law enforcement…even the furry ones!
(Feature photo by screen capture and Dagger News. Art show security dogs.)